Western Australian Government Open Data
The purpose of the Western Australian Whole of Government Open Data Policy is to improve management and use of the public sector's data assets in order to deliver value and benefits for all Western Australians.
This includes greater release of appropriate and high-value data to the public in ways that are easily discoverable and usable.
Where to now?
We've set up a modern, user-friendly, API-enabled data portal backed by the popular and widely used CKAN project. In keeping with our aim of taking an iterative and collaborative approach we've made the catalogue available as a public beta release. With your help and feedback we'll work towards a production release of the catalogue during 2016.
Check out our blog post announcing the release.
For the big picture view, check out the policy and read the fact sheets and toolkit to explore case studies on the benefits of open data and to dive into the detail of publishing and licensing high-quality data.
Where's the data?
Western Australia isn't lacking for good, publicly available government data. However, until now it's only been discoverable by visiting individual agency websites, or accessing it from isolated portals. We've harvested data from the largest of these existing portals - Landgate's SLIP geospatial data platform - and added over 800 datasets to our data portal. Over time we’re planning to make data from all of these separate agencies and portals discoverable on data.wa.gov.au.
How can I begin publishing data?
If you're from state or local government or a related organisation in Western Australia and would like to begin publishing data, then just get in touch with us and request a publishing account.